The Democratic Party filed a bombshell lawsuit Friday, alleging the Trump campaign, Russian government, and WikiLeaks conspired to “disrupt” the 2016 presidential election and defeat Hillary Clinton.
“The multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court says that ‘In the Trump campaign, Russia found a willing and active partner in this effort’ to mount ‘a brazen attack on American Democracy,’ which included Russian infiltration of the Democratic Party computer network,” writes CNBC.
The lawsuit claims that “pre-existing relationships” between Russia and Trump’s inner-circle helped facilitate the cooperation; mounting a sophisticated campaign to sway voters away from the Democratic nominee.
DNC chairman Tom Perez commented on the impending legal battle Friday, saying the move was “not partisan, it’s patriotic.”
“If the occupant of the Oval Office won’t protect our democracy, Democrats will. It is our obligation to the American people,” Perez added.
COLLUSION COLLAPSE: House Intel Committee Says 'NO EVIDENCE' of Russia-Trump Collusion
The House Intelligence Committee wrapped up its months-long investigation into allegations the Trump campaign worked with Russian officials throughout the 2016 election on Monday; releasing a detailed report that said investigators found “no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy.”
Despite special counsel Robert Mueller’s never-ending probe into the accusations, the House Committee officially revealed their own findings Monday afternoon; disclosing a one page summary of their findings.
“We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians,” said the document.
“The bottom line: The Russians did commit active measures against our election in ’16, and we think they will do that in the future,” said Rep. Conway of Texas, who was heading the probe. “We disagree with the narrative that they were trying to help Trump.”
Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the Committee, slammed the decision to end the investigation, saying “By ending its oversight role in the only authorized investigation in the House, the majority has placed the interests of protecting the president over protecting the country.”
“And history will judge its actions harshly,” he added.
COLLUSION COLLAPSE: Mueller Says Russian MEDDLING BEGAN Before Trump’s Candidacy
The left-wing conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign continued to crash and burn Friday, with Robert Mueller’s indictment showing the foreign nationals began meddling in US politics one year before Donald Trump announced his run for office.
The bombshell indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three foreign “entities” shocked the nation’s capital Friday afternoon, with Mueller’s probe saying the interference began back in 2014 when the Russian-backed “Internet Research Agency” began spreading misinformation on social media.
“According to the indictment, the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm, started interfering as early as 2014 in U.S. politics, extending to the 2016 presidential election,” writes the Chicago Tribune. “The defendants, ‘posing as U.S. persons and creating false U.S. personas,’ operated social media groups designed to attract U.S. audiences by stealing U.S. identities and falsely claiming to be U.S. activists.”
The explosive indictment also says the Russian actors contacted “unwitting” members of the Trump campaign, concealing their nationality in an attempt to sow chaos ahead of the 2016 election.